The Humane Society of Delaware County credits new policies for a recent increase in successful adoptions.

The Humane Society of Delaware County credits new policies for a recent increase in successful adoptions.

According to an HSDC news release, a new mission and vision statement approved last summer dedicates the society "to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach and the prevention of cruelty."

"Increased enrichment" of cats and dogs has resulted in more successful adoptions, according to the release. In January, volunteers spent more than 2,000 hours giving time, attention and affection to the homeless animals. "Thanks to volunteers spending extra time socializing with dogs and cats, adopted animals are transitioning very well into new homes," HSDC director Wade Beane reported in the news release.

More new policies will be implemented over the next six months, the release announced. For more information, visit the humane society at 4920 state Route 37E, visit www.HSDCOhio.org or call (740) 369-7387.


The Delaware city finance department has received a certificate for excellence from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The city has been recognized for seven consecutive years, according to city spokesman Lee Yoakum.

The certificate for excellence, the GFOA's highest honor, was awarded for the city's comprehensive annual financial report and "represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management," according to a GFOA panel quoted in the release.


Delaware Christian School senior Audrey Gray has been chosen as one of 12 Zonta Club of Columbus Outstanding Young Women in Central Ohio.

Gray was chosen based on her scholastic achievements, leadership and commitment to service in her community and her school.

The 2010 honorees will be recognized at a March 7 reception at Worthington Hills Country Club.